ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Medical Education : Too Many Cooks

Too Many Cooks THE eight grace marks awarded to MBBS examinees of the Mumbai University appears to have opened a can of worms that had been kept tightly closed for decades. For, under acrimonious discussion are not merely issues of whether such a grant of grace marks was justified but the relative roles and responsibilities of the university and the Medical Council. What has arisen in Mumbai is a piquant situation: while the Maharashtra Medical Council is responsible for the quality of education in medical colleges in the state, it cannot apparently interfere with the method by which students are evaluated and eventually allowed to apply to the MMC for the grant of licences to practise medicine. Even more importantly, the issue puts a rhetorical question mark on the kind of doctors that Indian medical colleges are producing.

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